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CEILING function [Numeric]

Returns the ceiling of a number.


CEILING( numeric-expression )


numeric-expression    The number whose ceiling is to be calculated.


The Ceiling function returns the first integer that is greater or equal to a given value. For positive numbers, this is also known as "rounding up."

This function converts its argument to DOUBLE, performs the computation in double-precision floating point, and returns a DOUBLE as the result.

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Standards and compatibility

The following statement returns the value 60.

SELECT CEILING( 59.84567 );